Ever had that reoccurring nightmare where you're sitting in the middle of an office meeting and realize you forgot to put your pants on?
If we had to bet on it, we'd say it happens, like, almost every Sunday night. Well, good thing for everyone, it's just a dream. But aside from naked nightmares, Mondays in the Magic City always bring a new set of shows to look forward to.
Just check out the five best concerts going down this week.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Nightmares On Wax. Presented by Poplife. Monday, July 21, 8 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $15 to $25 plus fees via ticketfly.com. All ages. N.O.W. Is the Time for Feelin' Good. So celebrate a quarter-century of Nightmares On Wax with George Evelyn and his "acid house, trip-hop, and dub" beats.
KISS. With Def Leppard and Kobra and the Lotus. Tuesday, July 22, 7 p.m. Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883; cruzanamphitheatre.net. Tickets cost $32.50 to $169.50 plus fees via livenation.com. Don those black and silver platformed boots and rock that black leather diamond-studded jacket; paint your face like Star Child, Demon, Spaceman, Cat, Fox, and Ankh Warrior, and mosh the night away with metal legends KISS, Def Leppard, and Kobra and the Lotus at the Cruzan Amp.
Machine Gun Kelly. Presented by Dope Entertainment. Tuesday, July 22, 7 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $35 plus fees via ticketweb.com. All ages. When it comes to rap, Machine Gun Kelly "don't play games, man." So get ready for some of that "real rapper's theme music" smack in the heart of downtown MIA.
Vans Warped Tour 2014. With Falling In Reverse, For Today, Parkway Drive, Air Dubai, the Story So Far, and others. Saturday, July 26, 11 a.m. Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883; cruzanamphitheatre.net. Tickets cost $37.50 to $43 plus fees via livenation.com. Alright, so you may be getting a little old for Warped Tour, but that doesn't mean you can't spend the enitre day on your "Converse-covered feet" rock 'n' rolling' with Falling In Reverse, For Today, and other the rest of the crazy kids at this year's fest.
Mad Decent Block Party 2014. With Action Bronson, Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Flosstradamus, Flume, Remedy, Riff Raff, What So Not, Zeds Dead, and others. Saturday, July 26, 12 p.m. Revolution Live Outdoors, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $35.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. All ages. Gather up your bros and get ready for bass and booties at this year's Mad Decent Block Party with Action Bronson, Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Flosstradamus, and the rest of the "hip-hop-infused EDM tastemakers" at Revolution.
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